UPB DESIS LabWomen weavers of ﬁqueSanta Barbara, Antioquia, ColombiaKey words:Regions: rural-urban links | local resources valorizationEnterprises: craftsmanship | community-based enterprisesA collaborative network for a ruralcommunity-based enterprise
Context:Santa Barbara town is located south-west from Medellín. There is a community in the areathat’s involved for a short period of time in the production and transformation of ﬁque,which is made of the maguey tree leaves. This community of women is looking for theconsolidation of a community-based enterprise to become autonomous and improve theirwork organization.
Project:We conducted a 3-day camp where we came close to the daily practices of the ruralcommunity gathered around the production and transformation of ﬁque as part of theinvestigation and the co-design process, involving participatory activities and knowledgetransfer exercises.
Design role:To better understand rural practices their limits and possibilities, and be able to participatein the co-designing process of a collaborative network between the rural community tofacilitate the work organization.
Design role:To co-design a collaborative network between the members of the rural community, tofacilitate the work organization and the work production of the community-basedenterprise, to promote rural-urban links and local resources valorization.